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The new Jason Hammond novella, Covid Patient Zero, which was previously offered as an online serial in ten weekly installments, is now available in its entirety through Amazon. It tells the story of Jason’s mission to trace the first person to be infected with Covid-19, aka the coronavirus. Jason Hammond has been a popular recurring character of Wil’s, featured in past bestsellers Frame 232 and The Nevada Testament, plus the upcoming novel The Diana Directive.

Wil received technical assistance on Covid Patient Zero from Dr. Martinez J. Hewlett, virologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, who acted in the same capacity for Wil’s 2012 medical thriller The Gemini Virus.

Covid Patient Zero is available in both eBook (Kindle) and paperback formats, and with discount pricing. To order, use the links below.


KINDLE ($2.99 or free for Kindle Unlimited customers)

The full cover can be viewed HERE. And the first two chapters are still available via the following links—




NEW YORK, NY: West 44 Books is very pleased to announce that it will release two exciting new chapter-book series from bestselling author Wil Mara this summer!


Isabella Jean Marino—or ‘Izzy Jeen the Big-Mouth Queen,’ as she is known among her classmates—has issues. Mostly, she is at the age where she’s just trying to get a grip, usually with little to no success. All her life, she’s let her emotions run wild, driving her friends, family, and pretty much everyone else to the edge of their patience. But there’s a new factor in the equation now—a budding sense that perhaps there’s a better way to handle things. Each story in this laugh-out-loud series brings Izzy face to face with a new challenge familiar to all kids her age. From there—and usually with a little help from those closest to her (and know that her heart, at least, is always in the right place)—Izzy has to decide which part of her nature will lead to the best solution…or, at the very least, the one that will keep her from totally losing it.


Logan Lewis seems like an ordinary American kid in every way. He lives with his parents in a nice neighborhood. He tries his best in school. He rides his bike, plays video games, and watches TV. He also has a best friend, the street-smart Abby Parker, who lives next door. And Abby is the only person who knows Logan’s biggest secret—that he and his family are not from Earth. In fact, they’re from Kepri, the 27th planet from the sun. Their leaders have determined that the people of Earth are going to discover their world pretty soon. So they’ve sent Keprians here to study us. In the stories that follow, Logan encounters human behavior in all its many colors as he tries to figure out what makes us tick. And even with Abby’s help, he quickly realizes that understanding Earthlings both young and old is a lot more complicated than he ever imagined.

West 44 is also unveiling today the covers for the first story in each series. Further details will be announced soon!

The Izzy Jeen and Planet 27 books are intended for a 2nd thru 4th-grade reading level. As with Wil’s popular ‘Twisted’ series, they will be readily enjoyed by enthusiastic readers—but particular attention has also been given to the requirements of reluctants, hi-los, and other challenged students.

Wil Mara is the author of more than 275 books, both fiction and nonfiction, for children and adults. His work for children includes more than 150 other educational titles for the school libraries. He has also ghostwritten five of the popular ‘Boxcar Children’ mysteries. His 2013 novel ‘Frame 232’ reached the # 1 spot in its category on Amazon. The hit 2014 feature film ‘Draft Day,’ starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, was based on his 2006 novel ‘The Draft.’ More recently, he released the new supernatural series known as ‘Twisted’, which has proven tremendously popular with midde-grade readers. And he was recently given the Literary Lion Award of New Jersey from the United States Library of Congress.

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New Jason Hammond Novel ‘The Nevada Testament’ Out Now

At long last, the second installment of the Jason Hammond series of conspiracy thrillers, which began with 2013’s hit Frame 232, is available!

From the jacket flap—


LAS VEGAS, NOVEMBER 1970—In a darkened suite on the top floor of the Desert Inn, billionaire Howard Hughes gives his last will and testament to twenty-year-old Chase Wheeler. Just over a week later, Hughes’s minders abruptly move him out of Las Vegas in the middle of the night, and Chase Wheeler vanishes without a trace.

PRESENT DAY—Demolition expert Randy Miller discovered forty eight pages of Hughes’s rough notes just hours before the Desert Inn was imploded. Still in financial straits due to the Great Recession, Randy and his wife Jeanine decide to put a few of the pages on eBay. Days later, the Miller family is attacked by a gunman who wants them all. The Millers take their children into hiding and contact the only person they feel they can trust—Jason Hammond.  

Jason reads through the cryptic notes and realizes they contain a great deal of information about Hughes’s legendary lost will. If discovered now, it would endow certain people with great fortune while stripping it from others—more than adequate motivation for someone to bring a professional killer into the equation. But the situation is far from that simple, and Jason’s investigation eventually leads him to the chilling truth behind the economic decline of America’s working classes—and the terrifying reality that those responsible for it aren’t done yet….

Fallout is Here! (Press Release Included)

After a five-year hiatus (2012’s The Gemini Virus) from the disaster-thriller genre, Wil has finally returned with a new story to scare the daylights out of everyone. It has already been receiving a phenomenal reaction from pre-pub reviewers!

To read the official press release, click HERE.

You can order your copy directly from the links at the bottom of this post. But first, you might want to check out this synopsis provided by Macmillan Publishing—

Silver Lake, Pennsylvania, is hit by a monster storm. When a massive lightning strike hits one of the nuclear reactors that provides power to Silver Lake and much of the state, essential components fail. Explosions and containment breaches follow. Radiation pours into the storm-wracked air.

Preparing for a storm was one thing, but all the duct tape, plastic tarps, and particle board in the world won’t protect the townspeople from the fallout. Sarah Redmond, acting mayor of Silver Lake, and her husband, an EMT, find themselves battling the storm and nuclear disaster simultaneously: flash floods and evacuations, downed trees and radiation sickness.

Staff at the power plant scramble to determine the extent of the damage and stop the leaks. Everything’s being streamed onto the internet by Marla Hollis, a local journalist who happened to be in the right place at the wrong time. Trapped at the plant, she’s determined to get the story out at any cost.

Nuclear disaster, not in far-off Chernobyl or Fukushima, but on American soil. How much of Pennsylvania will become a radioactive nightmare for generations to come?

Get your copy today from these leading retailers—

Click HERE for Amazon

Click HERE for Barnes and Noble

Click HERE for Walmart

Click HERE for Powell’s Books

Click HERE for Abe Books

The Fallout Video!

The promotional video for Fallout is here! It’s a one-minute clip that’ll have you on the edge of your seat, and it’s already drawing an incredible reaction from fans!

Click HERE for the 480p version, which is relatively small in both frame rate and file size, but it will load and play immediately.

Click HERE for the 720p HD version, which is larger and has phenomenal quality, but may take a minute to get going.

Please don’t hesitate to share this with everyone you know! And remember—Fallout releases worldwide on April 25th….